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to this shortly -- john mccain and rand paul were tough on her. they were not backing down. >> that's right. republicans were focused on, one, the administration specifically the united nations ambassador susan rice initially in the sunday show appearances, on all five sunday shows that sunday but also an initial discussion about what happened in benghazi, the word was that this was not a terrorist attack, this was a spontaneous protest because of the anti-islam video which of course turns out not to have been the case and a lot senators were focused on why were these talking points false. johnson said dr. rice was purposefully misleading the american public. dr. rice said she was not, she was using the talking points used by the intelligence committee and no effort to mislead. she was providing as much information as she knew at the time. the other information by senator rand paul talking about the lack of accountability, how come nobody was fired. he said if he had been presented at time, and this is somebody who harbors ambitions, he would have relieved secretary clinton of her jobs, spe
one of the senators behind the bipartisan plan, john mccain. he's here to talk about immigration, guns, the upcoming confirmation hearing for defense secretary nominee chuck hagel, john mccain live this hour. >>> plus, a royal shake-up. a queen announces she's abdicating. her country is about to get a new king. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> a new push to tackle one of the most contentious issues facing washington. just about 90 minutes or so ago, a bipartisan group of senators laid out a framework for an immigration reform bill. this comes as the white house is working on its own immigration bill and president obama will address the issue tomorrow in las vegas. the bipartisan senate plan includes a path to citizenship, but illegal immigrants will have to undergo a background check and pay a fine and back taxes before gaining legal status in the united states. all that is contingent on securing borders. the proposal provides for increased use of drones, more personnel and improved infrastructure and
republican senator john mccain says he and other senators plan to announce the key principles of their plan a little later this week. >> is there is a new, i think appreciation on both sides of the aisle, including maybe more important on the republican side of the aisle that we have to enact a comprehensive immigration reform bill. >> reporter: now, senator mccain said on abc news "this week" that that plan would include a way for undocumented immigrants to gain a way to citizenship. when asked how do you convince republicans of that he pointed to the last election, miguel, where republican mitt romney got just 26% of the latino vote, 71% backed president obama. and those are numbers that stand out to the gop. >> oh, the numbers, yes, i'm sure they do no mystery why the president is in nevada, certainly want to paint that state blue as well what is your sense of it, can -- will congress come together in the math has changed enor mousily on immigration politics. ly be able to get his reforms through congress? >> reporter: we are hearing more optimism from both sides of congress today on the
, mitt romney was in washington, d.c. today, he was at a luncheon with some friends. we saw john mccain was at the luncheon. we know his vice presidential running mate paul ryan also attended the luncheon. he's certainly kept a low profile since the election. but i tell you, i spoke to a top aide, erin, and the top aide told me that mitt romney might not be very public right now, but expect him to certainly come out in the future. they don't know exactly when. mitt romney is going to be -- remain political. he will try to remain relevant in the republican party. but he also knows that he's no longer the did it ewe lar head of the republican party. there's a new generation for that. mitt romney, out of sight, out of mind, but i think we'll see him come back. >> a new generation that's very diverse. we'll see if they can possibly succeed at getting their voting electorate to become as diverse as some of their leadership seems to be. thanks very much, mark preston. >>> anti-abortion activists flocked to washington today for the annual march for life, calling for new laws to outlaw abortion
, you even heard them over the weekend. john mccain himself said it was a wake-up call. that's why i'm told that lindsey graham, the senator from south carolina, who has kind of been in and out of putting comprehensive immigration reform, gone on the phone right after the election with democrat chuck schumer and said let's revive our bipartisan talks. they had a meeting shortly thereafter in november and then they've had a total i'm told five meetings since then. the last one was last wednesday. ands that when they decided to go ahead with this. and chuck schumer actually called the president last night to say that we're going to push this. you mentioned 2007. one thing that i'm going to be fascinated by is i was actually sitting in the same exact room that they're going to be in today back in 2007 when they had this big bipartisan event, ted kennedy was there, john mccain was there. of course, that went south big time. it will be sbvery interesting t see how they refer to that and see how different things are, particularly are republicans. >> i want to bring in brianna keilar at the
a contributor for us. representative tancredo, john mccain is part of this bipartisan drupe. like i said, a lot of people together you wouldn't expect to be standing together. but here's what he said about why republicans have to do this deal and do this deal now. >> elections. elections. the republican party is losing the support of our hispanic citizens. and we realize that there are many issues in which we think we are in agreement with our hispanic citizens, but this is a preeminent issue for those citizens. >> obviously, when you look at the election last time, president obama got 71% of the latino vote. mitt romney, 27%. is john mccain right? >> no, he really isn't. he's no more right this time than he was back in, what, '87, when he and another gang tried to put together a very similar bill. he and a member of that time of it was called the mccain-kennedy bill. very similar in every respect to what i have seen so far. i must admit i haven't seen the whole thing. from what i heard about it, very similar. at any rate, it's the same rhetoric, and it's just as wrong today as it was then. the
this. the same kind of reaction we're seeing from john mccain because he also is close with chris stevens but he's handling it in a very different kind of way because he's -- he wants -- he's the question asker and hillary clinton is the person who just, you know, again, bears that responsibility. it is clearly weighing very heavily on her. >> secretary of state hillary clinton has taken her seat before the house foreign affairs committee. but we do now have bob bear, the former middle east field officer with us. i wanted to ask you, when do you make of the fact that it has been almost four months, actually over four months and we still don't have anybody in custody responsible for the attack in benghazi. is this a failure of intelligence gathering, a failure of the government in libya to cooperate? what are you hearing? >> well, i think it falls on the shoulders of the libyans to find these people. libya is a chaotic country right now. the attack on algeria, libya played some part -- not at the state, but groups in libya. it is hard to find people when there is no central authori
risk. >> let me ask you, elaine, about these comments by john mccain. he thinks allowing women to partake in this way is a great idea. he says they should be recognized for their service for the military. i mean, how is it -- this is a man who speaks from a wealth of experience. so what do you say to that? >> right. well, i agree with the last part. women are promoted at rates equal to or faster than men. and it's been that way for decades. but surely he knows better. he talked about navy s.e.a.l.s. this is not a g.i. jane movie with demi moore. no, it would just complicate matters. when you complicate matters in close combat, attacking the enemy, that's when lives are put at greater risk than they need to be. it's not fair to the women, it's not fair to the men. this is not just a gift to women for valentine's day. >> let me give zoe the last word here. >> regarding the promotion matter, i think women have been treated very equally. you're not seeing for quotas for women at the top because they're not doing a very good job of filling them if they are. even women serving in wid
as the new found religion, i've not given them props. john mccain before he was part of the d.r.e.a.m. act, he was part of it. timing is everything. now after they got their butt kicked they want go ahead and follow through what they started years and years ago. unfortunately the latino immigration is part of it. if you want to be an american, you're part of the game. >> listen to bobby are jindal. he's talking to his fellow republicans. >> we must not be part of the party who protects the well off so they can keep their toys. we've got stop being the stupid party. i'm serious. it's time for a new republican party that talks like adults. >> he's not the only one giving that sentiment. paul ryan gave a similar sentiment this morning on "meet the press." ana, is this what your party needs? tough love? >> yes. we need to not sugarcoat it, we need to learn the lessons of the last election. i think governor jindal is right. i think paul ryan is right. i was at the republican retreat ten days ago at the house members and i can tell you we heard a lot of this. there is an acknowledgement within t
. senator john mccain said i would have liked to have seen some outreej. john thune of dd dd agreed. he said the speech was 30,000-foot stuff and he wasn't doing the outreach stuff he needs to do if he wants to get thinged accomplished in a second term. susan collins said i hoped it would have been a little less partisan at times. after the swearing in ceremonies came the parties. let's say d.c. was rocking into the wee hours. the obamas not only looked amazing, it seemed like they were having a great time. taking it all in. the number of parties were scaled back from the ten four years ago. two last night. there was no shortage of big stars, big moments. brianna keilar has more. >> ladies and gentlemen, my better half and my dance partner, michelle obama. >> reporter: at the commander in chief's ball, jennifer hudson sang "let's stay together" as the first couple danced their first dance of nut term. mrs. obama revealing she chose jason wu yet again to design her inaugural gown. next they appeared at the inaugural ball where 30,000 people were expected to attend. this inaugural ball falls o
-- creepy. >> but look at that togetherness. >> we did have that. john mccain, mitt romney, marco rubio, newt gingrich, all you know talking about climate change saying we need to address it. what change? two things. first of all, the great recession. when people are concerned about the economy, issues that are important like climate change fall down the scale. the second, the rise of the tea party. are you willing to work with the other side? newt gingrich took a lot of heat for that ad with nancy pelosi during the campaign. those two factors drive this issue down, but something like hurricane sandy, that could be a wake-up call. >> and hurricane sandy cost a lot of money. now, it's tough with all the pork that went in the bills, but we got a $50 billion appropriation that just came to affected states. that cost a lot of money. so might it not, even if we're not really sure what a cut in emissions might do right now to the trajectory of the climate change that we've experienced, mite it not be worth trying to do something about things? whether through carbon monoxide emissio emissions,
with this decision. i want to play you something that senator john mccain, obviously a respected military veteran, had to say about this decision. >> i think it's super. i think it's the right thing to do. i support it. i just want us all to make sure that the standards, particularly the physical standards, are met so that the combat efficiency of the units are not degraded, but it's time to do that. women have proven their enormous contributions they have made in iraq and afghanistan. >> congressman west, do you believe he's wrong? >> i disagree with him. i think my recent experiences in desert shield, desert storm, iraq and afghanistan, i think first and foremost, you need to get the standards correct and make sure we don't have the loss in the quality of the combat units on the front lines. i would be the first to admit you have women that are serving in combat zones and therefore when you leave a forward operating base, anyone is in combat. but i think when you're talking about going into some of these units, now you're talking about something different. we have to make sure we have all of th
for more security at the benghazi consulate went unheeded. listen to this, from senator john mccain. >> were you and the president made aware of the classified cable from chris stevens, that the united states consulate in benghazi could not survive a sustained assault? numerous warnings, including personally to me about the security were unanswered or unaddressed. it took a cnn reporter looking through the consulate to find chris stevens's last warning. >> that reporter, of course, was our own senior international correspondent, arwa damon who found ambassador chris steven's journal in the ruins of the consulate in benghazi. arwa is joining us now from beirut, remind our viewers, what was it like when you got to that benghazi consulate? >> reporter: well, we arrived on scene three days after the attack had taken place to find it even at that point in time, completely unsecured, not being treated like a are crime scene at all. the vast majority of the buildings had been burned. and to access the so-called safe room we had to crawl through a window, which we later found out was the sa
as republicans newfound religion, i'm giving them props, this is not new for them either. john mccain, before he was against the dream act was a co author, a co sponsor of the dream act. it was all about politics. i would agree with anna, timing is everything, and now after they got their butt kicked they want to follow through on what they started years and years ago. unfortunately, the latino population has been a pawn in the political game. if you want to be here, you're a part of the game. >> speaking of the gop. i want you to listen to bobby jindal, he's talking to his fellow republicans. >> we must not be the party that protects the well off so they can keep their toys. we have to stop being the stupid party. i'm serious, it's time for a new republican party that talks like adults. >> he's not the only one giving that sentiment, paul ryan gave a similar sentiment this morning on meet the press. is this what your party needs, tough love? >> yes, we need to not sugar coat it, we need to learn the lessons of the last election, i think governor jindal is correct, i think paul ryan is right, i
as president of the united states. i want to bring in brett o'donnell. he was the messaging director for john mccain's 2008 presidential campaign. in the last election cycle he worked for both the bachmann and romney campaigns. my first question, how does it feel being a republican right now with all of these democrats surrounding you and are you attending any of the events? >> i actually am. i'm going to the swearing in ceremony. i wish we were inaugurating our candidate. today is about being an american, the peaceful transition of power and unity. i'll watch to listen to the president and see what he has to say. >> the president's first team was marked by a lot of battles with republicans. with congress in particular. and so do you think going into his second term that that will change? >> well, i hope it does. i hope that the president will begin to move toward the center so that he can work together with republicans to really accomplish the things that the american people really care about, which is turning the economy around, creating jobs and getting the country moving again back toward
on the right. republicans really got absolutely crushed by gop primary voters. case in point was john mccain, standing right behind ted kennedy during that press conference. how did this come to pass? the november elections. we saw the numbers. it has been talked about and talked about since then, the fact that latino voters have been going up as a percentage of the electorate and republicans got fewer than they have in three presidential elections. so it was a real wake-up call we're told, particularly to republicans like john mccain and lindsey graham of south carolina, who had kind of been working on comprehensive immigration reform on and off again. lindsey graham called chuck schumer. they had the first of five meetings. some were after the election. and they set in motion this process, a timetable to have principles now, the end of january, legislative language in march and they hope to have some kind of vote in the senate before the august recess. >> let's talk about the timing of this announcement here. the president was -- he's going to go to vegas tomorrow and is supposed to outlin
and liberal inaugural address and some of your fellow republicans said this. i'm going to start with john mccain. he said he would have liked to hear more outreach while ohio republican rob portman tweeted this. my disappointment was in the speech i think the president missed an opportunity to talk about where we can find common ground. steve king tweeted this, awesome and shockingly liberal address. an epic realignment. so some people said not at all, other people said what i just read. what's your take? >> well, you know, the president won the election so he's certainly entitled to pursue his agenda. i thought it would have been more effective though if he had spoken more in thematic terms. by being as precise as he was is laying out a liberal agenda which is what's usually done in a state of the union. in going back to ronald regan's address, government is not the problem. those are general statements. i thought the way he got specific yesterday made it more of a, again, almost campaign type of address. he's an excellent speaker. even how he was distinguishing the issues, implying that democr
, you heard from senator john mccain saying that, quote, he would have like to have seen some outreach in the president's marks, senator john thune of south dakota calling it "mostly 30,000 foot stuff" he, referring to the president, "wasn't doing the kind of outreach he needs to do if he wants to get things accomplished in the second term" and senator susan collins republican of maine chiming in, she had hoped the president's speech would be a little less partisan than it was at times. we heard the pushback in social media particular attention to a comment ali line about the nati of takers and apparent swipe at former gop opponent mitt romney. while a lot of people are celebrating the president's remarks and where the president plans to take the country over the next four years, some concern as well especially from republicans, carol. >> dan, this was also the first time a sitting president addressed the topic of gay marriage in an inaugural address. listen to what the president said. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under
, senator john mccain is one of the senators articulating his view, his concern that rigorous physical standards be maintained if women are going to serve in dangerous units like infantry, special forces, then he is saying the rigorous standards must apply to them as well for everyone's safety in those types of situations. you know it's going to raise a really interesting prospect the next time the military goes on a raid to get somebody like osama bin laden, will women be along. soledad. >> so what do women think about this -- overall about lifting its ban? >> reporter: you know, from the vast majority of women who have served, you're seeing a lot of support for it. look, the reality is hundreds of women have been injured in iraq and afghanistan, more than 100 women have been killed. and that is combat by any measure. so women are already serving in some very dangerous areas. this has been going on for years and it is the reality of military service in this country. the question on the table is can they make the next step, can they be allowed to make the next step into special forces,
questions, we know there have been meetings with others who have been critical and others with john mccain. he has done a lot of leg work and going into it, i don't think that mean that is it will be smooth sailing. they will be very tough questions and in the end they thought that he would be confirmed. >> how many republicans will vote to confirm him. we will find out. who is coming up on state of the union? >> dianne feinstein will talk about a number of things including the automatic weapons ban, but we will have on as well as former general hayden. we wanted to talk about women in the military. they are uniquely qualified to look at this and say how does it change things? we will have that and a group of republicans that come on from the outside. the virginia governor to tell us how they think they can fix the party from the outside. >> 9:00 a.m. eastern. we will be watching. thanks. >> today an appeals court handed the president a stinging defeat for the panel unanimously rule and three people named to the labor relations board were appointed unconstitutionally. he used his recess po
, four democrats, charles schumer, dick durbin, and republicans include john mccain and marco rubio. it includes pathway to citizenship provided the borders are secured. reforming the current system to attract the best and brightest. an employment verification system. improving the process for admitting workers in the future. all four of those things could be a huge stumbling block. it comes one day before the president himself announces his own immigration proposal. spoke earlier with congressman luis gutierrez, a democrat from illinois. and congressman mario diaz-balart, a republican from the state of florida. here's what he said. congressman, gutierrez, i'm going to begin with you if i can. you met with the president on friday. did he know this was coming? of that list that we've talked about, points that are likely in this proposal, what do you think is the biggest sticking point? >> well, look, he did know, and the important thing of friday's meeting, quite honestly, is that the president said he's going to make this his top priority, his number one priority. just so we have it
, charles schumer, dick durbin, mrobert h nen des, michael bennett, and on the republican side, john mccain, lindsey graham, marco rubio, and jeff flake. this would offer an immigration plan for millions here illegally, it would also have an employment verification. and cracking down on companies that hired unauthorized workers. the president, as you know, carol, will also be taking up this issue this week. he'll be heading to las vegas tomorrow. he met monday with the congressional hispanic caucus to sort of talk and preview this plan that he's already put out, but he'll be highlighting tomorrow. >> brianna keilar reporting live from the white house this morning. >>> also today, about two hours from now, president obama plans to meet with police chiefs and sheriffs from around the nation to talk about reducing gun violence. the police chiefs of newtown, connecticut, and aurora, colorado, saw their share of gun violence last year also expected to attend. even as the president convenes this meeting, a law enforcement backlash continues. a wisconsin sheriff is now encouraging citizens to take
senator from massachusetts, elizabeth warren and republican senator john mccain. >>> president obama's second term barely underway. a lot of political buzz about 2016 and the next presidential election and some of the things happening fuelling that buzz. you have hillary clinton's testimony about the terrorist attack in benghazi, libya adding to the speculation about whether or not she is going to run. some consider clint's five hour confrontation as a sign of things to come. and then you have vice president joe biden shaking hands, jogging along the parade route after the inauguration, was he trying to show he is pretty fit enough to be president in four years? joining us to talk about all of this anna navarra and larry, the director for the center for paul acs at the university of virginia. larry, i want to start off with you. a lot of people say we might be seeing a preview of 2016. folks i have talked to say bill clinton making sure there are no barack obamas around the corner, clearing the way for his wife. can you see any signs? can you read the tea leaves? >> i think people ar
agenda and put lives at greater risk. >> let me ask you, elaine, about these comments by senator john mccain, certainly a war hero. he thinks allow iing women to partake in this way is a great idea. he says they should be recognized for their service for the military. how is it -- this is a man who speaks from a wealth of experience. so, what do you say to that? >> right. well, i agree with the last part. women are promoted at rates equal to or faster than men. it's been that way for decades. but surely he knows better. he talked about navy s.e.a.l.s. this is not a g.i. jane movie with demi moore. there is no way that you can integrate that type of community and say that it would improve that community. no. it would just complicate matters. when you complicate matters in close combat, attacking the enemy, that's when lives are put at greater risk than they need to be. it's not fair to the women. it's not fair to the men. this is not just a gift to women for valentine's day. >> let me give zoe the last word here. >> regarding the promotion matter, women have been treated very equally. you're
to thank my colleagues, john mccain, thanks. we have been down this road before, but i feel very good about our chances this time. chuck, thank you for your leadership on this. i'm sure that marco and bob and lindsey and i understand you've been the force behind this. if he's the glue, you're the force. and it worked. we have come to this moment. and here we are facing the issue of immigration. nothing new in america. this nation of immigrants has been debating the issue of immigration since the first group got off the boat and wanted to know when the second group was coming. that's been our conversation in america from the beginning. but it really is critical to remember that those immigrants whose dna we carry had something special in their makeup, to get up and move, to come to this great nation for an opportunity they couldn't find in another place. that's part of what we are today. and secondly, it says quite a bit about our nation, about how many people want to come here, in this free country, with this opportunity for an expanding economy. they want to be here in america. but let's b
the statement. >> senator john mccain there. senator feinstein behind him. >> mitch mcconnell was the one that famously said we immediate to make this a one-term president. there he is there at coffee this morning. >> he has since said that was a political effort and once that didn't come to pass he's completely reconciled to the fact he has to work with him and get business done. i could add, anderson, the president said because he's now re-elected he has been telling his aides that this is an opportunity almost to experience his inauguration important the first time. >> al franken on the right. >> because at first -- in the original inauguration, he was so focused on the financial crisis, economic crisis, there was a national security threat on the day of the inauguration, and -- they were consumed by the crises at the moment. they almost couldn't concentrate on what was happening that day. >> 20 years ago, bill clinton was leaving right at this moment, his speech writers were still with him. taylor got in the limousine and writing the speech over to the white house. >> wow. >> didn't e
to that place. >> it has been on a downside through mccain and romney. probably believed the first option is something on immigration, in this congress. john, to you on jindal specifically. is he just positioning himself for 2016 with this type of rhetoric? >> yes. >> simple answer. >> that's the simple true answer. i mean, look, part of what is disingenuous about the speech, he spends a lot of time running down washington, saying -- running down the federal dwo government. he doesn't hate the federal government. he wants to run the federal government. sometimes in politics, the best way to do that is to run against the federal government. that's the honest truth. >> john avlon, margaret hoover, thank you very much. >> thanks, victor. >>> president obama may be facing a high stakes supreme court battle because a federal appeals court unanimously ruled today that president obama's recess appointments to a federal agency are unconstitutional. the president named three people to the national labor relations board during congress' winter holiday break a year ago. they were former deputy labor
as secretary of state and i'm very pleased that john will be given the chance, subject to confirmation, to continue the work of a lifetime on behalf of our country. thank you. >> thank you, madam secretary. senator mccain? >> mr. chairman, i'm pleased to be here with secretary warren and secretary clinton to introduce and speak, say a few words about my friend, senator kerry to the committee. obviously the nominee doesn't need to be introduced to the committee on which he has served for over a quarter of a century and as its chairman for the last four years, i can dispens of the nominee record. >> we're going to jump away. when john kerry gives his introductory remarks to the committee, we'll go back. we're going to take a quick break. we'll be back with much more. they have magnesium. for effective relief of occasional constipation. thanks. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. officemax can help you drive suand down.s down... use your maxperks card and get a 10-ream case of officemax multiuse paper for just 4.99 after maxperks
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